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MineralMan
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:39 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
In keeping with my emphasis on the smaller metro lakes, I headed for Lake Owasso in Roseville this morning.

Lake levels are normal, and the ramp is in good shape, although there are only a few parking spots at the ramp...overflow a couple of blocks away.

I had some early morning action in the lily pads over near the railroad trestle, bagging a couple of small largemouths on a small chartreuse spinnerbait, but that action died off around 10 AM.

So, I moved over onto the large weed flat at the north end of the lake. This flat is only 5-6' deep and has a lot of eurasian milfoil, so it's a little bit challenging to fish.

Topwaters, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits...all are effective, and I caught fish on all of them. Biggest was a 2.5 lb largemouth and a 24" northern.

There were a few other anglers in boats, but everyone was giving plenty of room to the others. One waterskier, but they were in what little deep water the lake has to offer.

Weekends are pretty hectic on this little lake, since it's surrounded by the usual McMansions, each of which has a wakeboard boat, it seems, so I'd skip this lake except during the week.

Oh, yeah, I took a few minutes and dangled a tiny jig under a bobber out on the flats and caught as many 6-8" gills as I could stand, so it's a good bet for the kids as well. Let 'em fish while you cast shallow stuff for the bass and northerns.

I'm glad to see the site looking so good, and will try to be around a little more often with reports from the small lakes in the North East Metro.





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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:40 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Thanks for the report, MineralMan! How have things been?



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:50 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Great Report,
Thanks Mineralman


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:51 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Great! I got your email this afternoon, right after I got back from the lake. I'm fairly busy these days, so I can't hang around and chat on the forum like I once did, but I'll definitely try to make it in here a little more often.

I'm trying to get onto as many small metro lakes this season as I can. While I really like Bald Eagle, I know it pretty well by now, so it's time to shake down some of the many other small lakes around the cities.

Those lakes are such a valuable resource for all of us who can't make the long trips or who have small boats, but most folks don't even think about them.

For example, Owasso is a host lake for pure-strain muskies used in the DNR's breeding program. Not many get caught by anglers, but they're in there, and the minimum size for keeping 'em (not that anyone would) is 48". Bald Eagle has the same honor, but the muskies actually breed in there.

Phalen also has muskies, along with a decent population of walleyes. You rarely see a boat on it, though, since it's electric motors only. So, a guy can head out and go fishing there. It's small enough that you'll never miss your outboard.

By the way, you don't have to take your outboard off your boat in the electric only lakes like Phalen. They just have to be tilted out of the water. I just leave the gas tank at home, as well, just to make it even clearer that I'm not burning gas.

Most of my local trips are for the morning only, and it's a joy to drive 15 or 20 minutes, launch, and fish for three hours or so, then have the rest of the day for other things.

Fish those metro lakes!





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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:57 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Hey MineralMan,

thanks for the heads up...
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:58 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Yeah, someone else was posting about metro skis and tigerskis. There's a lot of good fishing locally that a lot of people forgat about.


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